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Meriman Rondo was composed in 1980 for the Buntingford and Royston Schools’ Concert Band.
The work is a big band, rock and jazz fusion with two solo sections for trombone and trumpet.
The Rondo is structured as follows:
A – the main 8-bar rondo theme
B – a 16-bar jazz-style episode with trombone solo
A – return of the main theme
B1 – trumpet solo jazz episode
A1 – main theme with an added counter melody in the wind
B2 – Latin-American style with no solos this time
A2 – rondo theme. Horns take the counter melody
B3 – final statement of the Latin-American jazz episode with the two soloists combined.
4-bar intro returns
A3 – final statement of the rondo theme with both themes.